29 Parenting Tweets For Those Days When You Just Need To Laugh
Parenting can cause a lot of stressful days. From laying down the law to making all the dots connect, being a parent can make you want to pull your hair out and never have it grown back. In the same sense though, parenting can make you feel really, really good. Like when you see your kids do something great or accomplish the things they've always wanted to. Parenting can also be just as great when your kids find different ways to make you laugh, as seen in this week's round-up of funniest parenting tweets.
There's no denying that parenting can be a ton of work. But with the right mixture of laughter and relaxation, you'll always nail it. I honestly think the best thing about parenting is being able to know that it's OK to laugh at your mistakes. It's also good to recognize that not every bad thing that happens makes you a bad or incompetent parent. Though my mom made sure that she kept us in order, she always knew how to laugh with us and more importantly, laugh at herself.
Sometimes, parents just need to reassure themselves that they're doing a great job. If you're feeling like you need a little pick up this week, take a look at these 29 tweets to get your spirits going in the right direction.
1. Mo' Money
Parenting is basically popping to the shop to get milk and ending up spending £25— Claire Smith (@MinistryOfMum) September 29, 2016
At least you didn't forget the milk.
2. Keeping It Fresh
Open freezer.— Kari Wahlgren (@KariWahlgren) September 27, 2016
Turn back for 5 seconds.
Spot kitten inside freezer while shutting freezer door.
Remove kitten from freezer. #parenting
3. Follow The Yellow Brick Road
I want to be the Google Maps of parenting. When my kids ignore my directions, I'll calmly give them a new route to the same destination.— Bryce Roberts (@bryce) September 27, 2016
"Need to be pointed back in the right direction? I'm your man."
4. Every Day Parenting
"WHAT did I JUST say?"— Connor McGoose™ (@kelownagoose) September 26, 2016
5. Epic Fail
My 4-year-old has announced that he is a Mets fan "because they never win and someone needs to be their fan." This is an epic parenting fail— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) September 25, 2016
Kids know it all.
6. Timing Is Everything
73% of parenting is spent calculating penalty minutes.— Bandersnaaatch (@Bandersnaaatch) September 25, 2016
At least you can be quick with it.
7. Who's The Boss?
I've taught this toddler to say 'please;' which he believes means 'I command you to do this immediately.'— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 29, 2016
They clearly get it.
8. Toddler Taco
MOM HACK: when you miss having a newborn, swaddle your toddler. THEY LOVE IT. pic.twitter.com/qVIb31VUEI— jo (@dear_joanna) September 28, 2016
If the blanket fits.
9. Hit Your Peak
My toddler just casually walked up to me sans a diaper, said "poop" softly, and calmly handed me a turd. I think I've reached peak parent— William J Richardson (@HoodAcademic) September 28, 2016
Sensory skills on point.
10. Hell Hath No Fury
Hell is listening to a kids toy make rooster noises endlessly while unable to move due to a toddler juuuuust on the edge of sleep.— Frank Dogg (@frankzulla) September 26, 2016
...like a broken kids toy.
11. Get Your Weight Up
My toddler can double her weight in a year and she's thriving but I do it and I'm "destructive."— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) September 26, 2016
We all can't be perfect, right?
12. James Bond
Want an excuse to drive like James Bond?— Casey Liss (@caseyliss) September 25, 2016
You don’t need to be saving the world.
The toddler in the back seat needs to say “potty”.
*Queues theme music.*
13. Healthy Dieting
RT if since having children your ham and cheese intake has increased by more than 500 %— lily allen (@lilyallen) September 29, 2016
At least you're full.
14. Duck For Cover
15. Don't Cry
Well, we know who's the favorite here.
16. Real Life Tears
My daughter started crying when I changed the channel from her favorite show to the Presidential Debate & I was all like 'This kid gets it'.— The Refined Ruffian (@CulturedRuffian) September 28, 2016
We feel your pain.
17. Check Mate
Just asked my daughter if she’d finished her homework and she told me to talk to Sean Hannity.— Matt Duss (@mattduss) September 27, 2016
Don't hate the player.
18. Leftovers For Breakfast
Just had my usual breakfast -- the mini-pancakes & cantaloupe slices my daughter didn't eat as I rush out the door to get her to school.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 26, 2016
Nothing wrong with that.
19. The Quiet Zone
I didn't realize it but my daughter has been silently putting on lip gloss for 15 minutes straight pic.twitter.com/ZnTfkvjDZU— MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) September 25, 2016
Never trust a quiet kid.
20. Snack Time
When you're drunk and you eat the kids lunch snacks— CanadianQueen (@Canadian_Cutie_) September 25, 2016
A girl's gotta eat.
21. Name Tags Needed
Parenting tip: baby changing stations are total bs. Apparently you gotta walk out with the same kid you walked in with. I know this now.— Brian Brewer (@bbrewerstandup) September 29, 2016
Are you my kid?
22. Nap Time
Parenting tip: when your kid insists on "playing trains" pretend to be Henry stuck in a tunnel. Then you don't have to move or do anything.— Alice (@alicere) September 27, 2016
23. Clean Up, Clean Up
My son started picking up every dog hair on the floor and bringing it to me. 1 by 1. And waits till I throw it away.— Twin Dad (@TwinSurvivalist) September 29, 2016
24. Let's Play A Game
Parent pro tip - how to get your toddler to sleep: pretend you are also asleep. #momlevelexpert— Michelle Martin (@M_Martin35) September 25, 2016
25. Be Kind
Keep your thoughts to yourself.
26. It's The Little Things
Who gets the first weekend of bliss?
27. Little Picasso
Now that's creative.
28. Driving Little Daisies
Parenting tip #29: How to tell if kids are mad - Nobody sits in the passenger seat. They leave you all alone like some glorified chauffeur.— knittykins (@Knittykins) September 29, 2016
You get to control the tunes, though.